Hey guys, so I am finally going to rip out the guts of my Carvin DC400A and rewire to get away from the circuit board and other weird Carvin electronics that are jammed in there. I wanted to see if there was any collective wisdom and recommendations for where to get the best parts (pots and switches) and any other advice on adding a unity gain buffer or OBEL.
There are 2 double coils, no middle pick up. I am not considering routing and adding a middle pick up at this time - although I know its critical for Jerry sound I'm down with sticking with 2 coils split double humbuckers. I already replaced the bridge stock Carvin with a Dimarzio Super Distortion and that seems to be fine, but I really need to get rid of all the other guts because the whole active electronics that are in there just do not function.
I will get a second Dimarzio Super Distortion for the neck position - unless anyone has other good suggestions.
Where is the best place to get good pots and switches - and should I go with a 250K or 500K volume pot? Also not sure about linear or faded taper. Any brand recommendations?
I do have a 9 volt battery compartment in the back, so I could add a Unity gain buffer and OBEL although I'm hesitant to add an OBEL because of the need to drill additional jacks - but what about a blaster? I think I read wolf had one, and I have seen where you could easily put one into a strat in the back of the input jack - but what about a blaster in a Carvin?
Currently I have a master volume, master tone, and two additional tone pots for the active electronics. With 4 pots available, would anyone recommend individual volume and tone for each pick up, or a single master vloume and tone and just leave the other two pots not wired? I also have small toggles for single/double coil and phase switching which I would like to keep. Any info would be much appreciated.